Dahmane El Harrachi, was an Algerian Chaâbi singer of Chaoui Berber origin. He is mostly remembered for his song "Ya Rayah" which has since been made famous again by Rachid Taha. He moved to France in 1949 living in Lille, then Marseille, before eventually settling in Paris. It was in Paris where he made a name for himself, playing in the numerous Algerian cafés there. He died on August 31, 1980 in a car accident on the highway in Algiers. He is buried at the El Kettar Cemetery.